Colle Farmers Market Reacts to Organic Farming Boom in Russia

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Following an article published by Russia Beyond The Headlines detailing the rise in organic farming in Russia, Colle Farmers Market issues a statement encouraging the production of organic food.

On April 11, Colle Farmers Market comments on an article published by Russia Beyond The Headlines, which cites an increase in organic farming in Russia.

According to the article published by Russia Beyond The Headlines, the organic farming industry in Russia has been booming due to a societal shift toward a healthier lifestyle. “Organic foods are those produced without chemical fertilizers, additives or industrial processing,” the article says. Though naturally grown foods have been cultivated in Russia for a long time, the article says the trend in organic farming only started five years ago.

However, many organic farmers are disappointed in federal and state aid, the article says. The article says there are high interest rates on subsidized loans needed to start a farm. Though there are many financial burdens, there is still a great demand for authentic organic produce. About 60 percent of Russians in Moscow and St. Petersburg prefer paying the higher prices for organic produce, the article says.

Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, says people are starting to become more aware of the benefits of organic food. “Organic food might be more expensive, and the cost of establishing a farm could be daunting, but the environmental and health rewards from organic food are priceless,” a Colle Farmers Market representative says. “Organic food tastes better and it’s free from preservatives, additives and chemical fertilizers. Moreover, it has a smaller environmental impact, which helps us to continue to grow food sustainably. Sometimes ensuring that your food is good for the environment and healthy for your body is more important than price.”

The Colle representative adds that the increase in organic farming could also be attributed to an increase in online, e-commerce stores. “The influx of technology has allowed the organic farming industry to blossom into an expandable market,” the representative says. “Many local farmers in Russia are now able to sell their products online in e-commerce stores in stores similar to ours. It’s a great way to promote their healthy, eco-friendly products.”

Colle Farmers Market is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle.

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